Archive for the ‘Short Film’ Category

Caldera // Animated Short Film

Through the eyes of a young girl suffering from mental illness, CALDERA glimpses into a world of psychosis and explores a world of ambiguous reality and the nature of life and death.

CALDERA was helmed by Evan Viera (Director/ Composer/ Co-Writer) and Chris Bishop (Co-writer/ Animation Supervisor/ Story Artist) and was produced at Hampshire College. CALDERA was the first film to go through the Bit Films Incubator Program, where founder and professor Chris Perry (Co-Producer/ Editor) invites orphaned independent films to be made on campus with the College’s students and resources.

Stan Lee Cole :: Separated // A Film by Mark Borgions

Separated by Stan Lee Cole • Official music video • Video by Mark Borgions.

The Astronomer’s Sun

A young man, accompanied by his mysterious mechanical bear, visits an abandoned observatory to confront memories of his past and follow his Father on a journey into the unknown. A magical journey about relationships and what it is to be human.

Multi-award winning short film // Written, directed & animated by Simon Cartwright & Jessica Cope.

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Body Memory by Ülo Pikkov

Stop-motion film by Ülo Pikkov // Estonia / 9 min.

What can an old apple tree tell us? What mysteries are hidden in his roots, gnarled over time? Does he remember the serpent and the lost Paradise? Our body remembers more than we can expect and imagine. It remembers the sorrow and pain of our predecessors. It keeps alive the stories of our parents and grandparents as well as their ancestors. But how far back is it possible to go in your bodily memory?

The stop-motion animation BODY MEMORY takes as its central concept the idea that our body remembers, not only individual experiences, but also the sorrow and pain of our predecessors. A powerful visualization of subconscious processes and the hidden horror of deportation. Inspired by historical events: the Soviet deportations from Estonia in the 1940s.

Premier Automne

Abel lives in the winter and Apolline lives in the summer. Isolated in their “natures”, they never met each other. They are not even supposed to meet. So when Abel crosses the border and discovers Apolline, curiosity is overwhelming. Their encounter soon becomes more complicated than they could imagine. Both of them will have to learn compromise to protect the other…

Directed by Carlos De Carvalho & Aude Danset.

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Not About Us // Animated Short by Michael Frei

“A game of contrasts – light and darkness, black and white, a man and a woman. This symbolically approached film by Michael Frei invites us to think – do contrasts attract or not? If we have a counterpart in a parallel world, can we meet and become entwined in another world? Or are we supposed to maintain the universe in balance? The film is perfectly compact with minimalist sounds and music.”

Not About Us – Animated Short // Estonian Academy of Arts 2011.

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Circa by Hypoly

A short film by Hypoly // Music & sound design: Echoic.

Jazz That Nobody Asked For

Sometimes a song can get stuck in your mind. Become a little piece of unwanted music, that keeps looping for the rest of your day.

A short film by Benny Box // Animation: Pawel Binczycki, Rune Fisker & Esben Fisker.

Neurologists claim that stuck songs are like thoughts we’re trying to suppress. The harder we try not to think about them, the more we can’t help it. Jazz that nobody asked for is an ode to all those unwanted songs out there, that have nowhere to go.

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JO JO IN THE STARS

The BAFTA winning debut film from AKA Director Marc Craste – JO JO IN THE STARS is a 12 minute story of love, self-sacrifice, and jealousy played out against a black and white world that is both nightmarish and hauntingly beautiful.

Director: Marc Craste // Producer: Sue Goffe // Produced by Studio AKA.

My Strange Grandfather

Written, Directed & Animated by Dina Velikovskaya • Produced by Alexandra Didychenkova // Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) • Music: Eugeny Kadimsky & Maria Gootnik.

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